Friday, Sept. 19, 2003
History Lesson: Generals as Presidents
With retired Gen. Wesley Clark joining the presidential race this week, Slate "History Lesson" columnist David Greenberg considers themes that past generals have used to win the White House. Listen to the segment.
Moneybox: NYSE CEO Ad
In an essay written by Slate writer Daniel Gross, we imagine how the New York Stock Exchange might be advertising for a new chief. Listen to the segment.
Summary Judgment: The Fighting Temptations, Secondhand Lions, Anything Else
Los Angeles writer Ari Posner gives a summary of what the critics are saying about three movies making their debut in American theaters: The Fighting Temptations, Secondhand Lions, and Anything Else. Listen to the segment.
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2003
Dear Prudence: Dad's Passing
Slate advice maven Prudence—aka Margo Howard—gives advice to someone wondering how to tell people about her dad's passing. Listen to the segment.
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2003
Culturebox: Reality Cupids
NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates speaks with Slate contributor and New York Times ideas editor Patricia Cohen about the link between TV reality dating and the novels of Edith Wharton and Jane Austen. Listen to the segment.
Slate senior editor Andy Bowers explains why hurricanes rarely threaten the U.S. West Coast. Plus, a bonus explainer on how hurricanes get their names. Listen to the segment.
Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2003
Moneybox: "Do Not Call" List
Slate "Moneybox" columnist Daniel Gross explores claims from the telecommunications industry that the new federal "Do Not Call" list will cause major economic harm. Listen to the segment.
Monday, Sept. 15, 2003
Jurisprudence: California Recall Delayed
NPR's Alex Chadwick talks with Slate senior editor Dahlia Lithwick about her analysis of the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling to delay the California recall election. Listen to the segment.
Michael Kinsley: Admitting Mistakes
Slate founding editor Michael Kinsley interviews Weekly Standard senior editor Christopher Caldwell about the pros and cons of presidents who admit a mistake publicly. Listen to the segment.
Michael Kinsley: Democrats Chase Dean
NPR's Alex Chadwick talks with Slate founding editor Michael Kinsley about the latest political moves of the Democratic candidates for president and how former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean is handling his front-runner status. Listen to the segment.